Average Gutter Cost
How much does it cost to install gutters?
Our customers often ask us the following questions regarding gutter installation:
- How much does gutter installation cost?
- How much does gutter cleaning cost?
- How much does gutter guard installation cost?
- Do you charge a removal / disposal fee?
At Choice Roofing Group, we pride ourselves on offering some of the most competitive prices anywhere in the gutter installation industry. We know that an informed customer is often a better customer, which is why we wish to provide you with average pricing information on common gutter installation and repair projects. Keep in mind that pricing can vary widely based on your home’s roofing configuration (longer one-story homes are more costly to install gutters on than two-story homes due to more feet of roofline, for example). Gutter pricing also varies by city and state, however, there are some general averages that should help you for budgeting purposes. We invite you to read on to learn more, and welcome you to contact us at any point to receive a free estimate on your next gutter installation or repair project.
Average Gutter Installation Prices
Aluminum Gutters Cost :
Aluminum gutters are hands down the most popular type of gutters in the US, and for good reason. Aluminum gutters provide the optimal blend of strength, value, and relative ease of installation. Choice Roofing Group provides quality aluminum gutter installation services at prices you can afford. On average, you can expect to pay between $4 – $9 per foot for aluminum gutters, with an additional $5 – $8 per downspout. This means that if you plan on having these aluminum gutters installed by the professional gutter installers at Choice Roofing Group, a small to medium sized house with approximately 120 feet of gutters will cost between $500 – $1,200, while medium to large sized houses with approximately 250 feet of gutters will cost between $1,050 – $2,400. The price goes down significantly if you choose to purchase materials and install gutters yourself, but we recommend having gutters installed professionally due to the complexity of the task and the potential damage to your home or business from improperly installed gutters.
Here’s some other important things you need to know about aluminum gutter pricing:
Maintenance – aluminum gutters are fairly easy to maintain, but due to their light weight and lower density, they are more prone to dents and experience expansion at a higher frequency than other gutter materials, mainly due to changes in temperature.
Seamless versus sectional – Aluminum gutters are available in two main types: sectional and seamless. While many DIYers choose sectional because they are easier to install, they are much more susceptible to leaks, one of the most serious issues gutters face, requiring repair. That’s why we recommend having seamless aluminum gutters installed professionally.
Installation Techniques – Another vast difference between installing aluminum gutters yourself and hiring experienced gutter installation contractors has to do with industry standard installation best practices that many DIYers are not aware of. These include the proper weight hangers, installed at proper intervals, and proper sealing of end caps. The cost savings here comes in the form of avoiding expensive home repair damage from water invasion if not all the proper installation techniques are followed by self-installers.
Another important factor to consider regarding aluminum gutter pricing is the disposal of the old gutters. Some companies charge extra for this, or they include it in the overall estimate. It’s a good idea to check into this before signing off on the estimate.
There are also a great deal of aluminum gutter accessories and add-ons you may wish to consider including as a part of your installation, such as gutter guards, rain barrels, and more. Ask the knowledgeable professionals at Choice Roofing Group for more information on pricing for these aluminum gutter accessories.
Vinyl Gutters Cost :
Vinyl gutters, composed of PVC, are generally the least expensive gutter material available, and are popular among DIYers due to their ease of installation. The lower cost of vinyl gutters are reflected in their decreased strength and durability when compared to other gutter materials. The gutter experts at Choice Roofing Group tend to discourage homeowners living in climates that experience harsh and freezing temperatures from vinyl gutters, as they tend to chip and crack in extreme cold. However, they can be a good economical option for home and business owners in warmer climates.
Pricing for vinyl gutters ranges, on average, between $3 – $5 per linear foot when having it installed professionally. For a small to medium size home, this works out to approximately $360 – $600 for 120 feet, and $750 – $1250 for 250 feet of vinyl gutters on medium to larger sized homes and businesses. A free vinyl gutter installation estimate from Choice Roofing Group is your best bet for accurate pricing information for your unique situation.
Other important things to know about vinyl gutter pricing:
Maintenance – vinyl gutters can be maintained with minimal effort, and hold their color well over time. Since they are plastic, they do not fall victim to rust or corrosion, and are resistant to dents, unlike aluminum and other metal gutter materials. However, as mentioned previously, vinyl gutters become brittle in very cold temperatures, and so replacement costs over time should be calculated into pricing, especially for those in colder climates, who will find they need to replace their vinyl gutters sooner than those in warmer climates.
Installation Techniques – As with other gutter materials, there’s a certain cost associated with with installing vinyl gutters yourself versus hiring practiced gutter installers. Though the initial cost is lower for DIY, it may not be worth it in the long run, as water damage resulting from improperly installed gutters costs much more than hiring a professional gutter contractor to perform the installation.
Copper Gutters Cost :
Copper gutters are a premium option that truly distinguish a home or business, and the quality of such a highly desirable material is reflected in its cost. Copper gutters command the highest price per linear foot among available gutter materials at $15 – $25. However, many homeowners report that the investment is more than worth it, increasing the value of the property and adding undeniable curb appeal. One interesting feature of copper gutters is its tendency to develop a patina over time due to oxidization. While this altered appearance might not to be everyone’s taste, many homeowners agree that it adds to the distinguished look copper gutters uniquely add. To install this high-end gutter material professionally, for a smaller to medium size home the average total cost is $1,800 – $3,000 for 120 feet, and $3,750 – $6,250 for medium to larger structures with about 250 feet of gutters required.
More information about copper gutter pricing:
Maintenance – Our customers appreciate their copper gutters because they require very little maintenance and do not rust. As stated previously, copper gutters develop a rich patina over time, but this should not be a cause of alarm, as it is not a sign of deterioration, just a natural process copper goes through when exposed to the elements.
Installation Techniques – Since copper gutters are custom projects that require a great deal of knowledge and experience, it is rare for them to be self-installed. The higher cost per foot of copper gutters means that home or business owners wishing to have it installed desire the best result possible, and the expert copper gutter installers at Choice Roofing Group have the skills and expertise necessary to create a beautiful finished product customers love.
Steel Gutters Pricing :
Steel gutters are a fantastic option for customers who are looking for an upgrade over traditional aluminum gutters but aren’t interested in copper. Steel gutters are typically stronger than aluminum gutters and as such are suitable for locations that experience more extreme weather than other parts of the country. There are several types of steel gutters, and each offers different features and benefits at different price points. Galvanized steel gutters are comparable in price to aluminum gutters, with an average cost of $4 – $9 per linear foot. For a smaller to mid sized home with 120 feet of gutters required, the total cost of galvanized gutters is on average $500 – $1,000, increasing to $1,000 – $2,000 for homes requiring around 250 feet.
The next level of steel gutters, simply called “steel,” are slightly higher in price due to increased strength and durability over galvanized steel. On average, steel gutters run between $8 – $10 per linear foot, for a total cost between $960 – $1,200 for 120 feet and $2,000 – $2,500 for 240 feet. Finally, the most premium option in the steel family is Stainless steel gutters, which are similar in price (on average) to copper gutters. Stainless steel gutters demand higher prices because they are quite strong, are impervious to rust, and maintain a shimmering sheen for years to come. Stainless steel gutters cost, on average, $20 per linear foot, for a total average installation cost of $2,400 – $5,000 for 120 feet and 250 feet, respectively.
Additional things to know about steel gutter pricing:
Maintenance – Each level of steel gutters has different maintenance requirements, and it’s important to remember that all gutters must be replaced eventually. However, investing in lower maintenance gutters initially could mean lower costs long term, as stronger gutters that resist corrosion will require fewer repairs and have a longer total lifespan.
Installation Techniques – Similar to copper gutters, steel gutters are more custom projects than aluminum and vinyl, and as such necessitate more advanced knowledge and experience on the part of the installer. The talented gutter installers at Choice Roofing Group have the expertise you need for stunning steel gutters, so don’t hesitate to leave this task to the professionals so you can start enjoying the look of your new steel gutters hassle free.
Average Gutter Cleaning Cost :
The most common type of gutter maintenance is gutter cleaning, which most experts recommend should be performed about three times per year. The purpose of a gutter cleaning service is to remove debris that has accumulated over time that may be causing blockages in the gutter drainage system. If these blockages are not attended to with regular maintenance, they often become the site of leaks and other issues, and generally do not allow your gutter system to perform the way it was designed to. The cost of gutter cleaning is minimal when compared to gutter repair or water damage resulting from improper drainage. On average, gutter cleaning costs $75-$200 when hiring a professional gutter cleaning company.
One way to minimize the need for frequent gutter cleaning is through the installation of gutter guards or ( gutter protection systems ), which prevent debris, such as leaves, sticks, and other yard waste, from entering your gutters and causing blockages. These popular systems are available as DIY kits or can be installed professionally, a service offered by Choice Roofing Group. Pricing for installing gutter guards ranges on average from $200 for DIY up to $3,600 for professional installation.
Gutter Pricing Summary – As with every area of home improvement, gutter pricing varies dramatically based on the linear feet necessary for the project and the quality of the material being used. Gutter costs increase from vinyl to aluminum to steel to copper, with each offering a unique blend of offerings that each individual customer may value more than another. On the whole, there are potential cost savings inherent in installing gutters yourself without the help of a professional, but the potential damage from improper installation often outweighs any up front savings. All gutters require replacement over time, but materials such as steel and copper tend to hold up the best and require the least maintenance among popular gutter materials. Aluminum is the most popular gutter material because it offers the optimal blend of value and durability. Regular gutter maintenance in the form of gutter cleaning is important to prolonging the lifespan of your gutters, and can be minimized through installing gutter guards.